Raw Vegan Dragon Fruit Cheesecake

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Ingredients

Base

– 1 cup almonds
– 1 cup soft dates
– 1 cup dessicated coconut
– 2 teaspoons coconut oil
– 1/8 teaspoon salt

For the base, place the almonds in your food processor and blitz for a couple of seconds so they break down. Add the coconut flakes, dates, coconut oil and salt. Wizz until the mixture breaks down and then starts to come together. It should hold together when you press it in between your fingers. Press the base into a 9 inch spring-form cake tin and then pop in the fridge while you make the filling.

Filling

– 3 cups soaked cashews
– ¾ cup coconut oil½ cup coconut nectar
– 1 pink Dragonfruit, flesh only
– ¼ cup lime juice
– ¼ cup coconut milk
– 1/8 tsp salt

For the dragonfruit layer, soak your cashews in water for at least 2 hours, then drain and rinse well.
In the bottom of your blender place the chopped dragon fruit, lime juice, coconut nectar, salt and coconut milk. Add the cashews on top and then blend, slowly adding the coconut oil in a running stream. Keep blending until the mixture is completely smooth with no grit at all. A high speed blender works best for this.
When ready, remove the base from the fridge and pour the filling on top.
Place the cake in your freezer and allow to set for around 3-4 hours.
When the cake is set, decorate as you please with fresh fruit, fried fruit, seeds, nuts and flowers.
You can serve straight from the freezer or allow to defrost and soften slightly.

Enjoy!